Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Felix and Christmas Balls

Hi! I'm Felix and this is my Christmas ball *purrs*

Felix is more of an outdoor cat than an indoor one. After the initial shock of experiencing snow last Thursday, he's back to spending a lot of time outdoors. But with the winter weather, we have to make him stay indoors most of the time. And to amuse himself (and maybe to annoy us for keeping him inside), he plays with the Christmas balls of our tree, especially during his most active hours (around dawn and from dusk until midnight).

Felix: Christmas balls, you can't hide from me :) *cluck*cluck*

He is so fascinated with the balls that he became an expert in knocking them off a day after we put up the tree. Once on the floor, he would kick the balls around until they get “lost” under a furniture and he couldn’t reach them. Then, he would come back for another ball to play with. He would even stand on his hind legs to reach for those on the upper part of the tree.

Felix: Dad, help! Mom is trying to trick me with these balls!!!

Felix: This ball is what I want to play with! *meows*

I tried to “trick” him from doing this by giving him the Christmas balls I didn't use. And I added a garland to make it more enticing for him (of course, I intend to keep an eye on him so he wouldn’t accidentally swallow some pieces of the garland or get his claws tangled in them). But he wasn’t fooled. He just pushed them around timidly and went back to the “real” ones hanging on the tree.

Felix: Mom, I can't help it! I'm hypnotized... *purrs*

It can be exasperating to look for the balls everyday and put them back where they belong but it is also amusing to see Felix knock them off with a great deal of dexterity and run after them. He's really like a toddler on his first Christmas.

Felix: I have to hide my "loot" *purrs*

Oh well, I guess I just have to accept having a “naked” Christmas tree this year (at least the lower part of it). At least, Felix’s having a lot of fun with these "new toys". And after all, Christmas is one of the most wonderful time of the year for kids and Felix is like a tot in more ways than one *winks*.

Felix: Uh-oh, I'm not in trouble, am I? *meows*


Gattina said...

How cute and what beautiful pictures of Felix ! My Rosie looks like a twin sister to him, but she doesn't like snow and stays mostly inside now. When it's warmer then she loves to go for walks too. You should have a look on my cat blog
http://gattinamycats.blogspot.com/ when you have time, maybe Felix wants to join "Cats on Tuesday"

Vilt og vakkert said...


So sweet, a Merry Christmas to you both!
Greetings from Bjorg Nina and the cats, Noste and Sia!

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Oh, the pretty little paw on that Christmas ball is so cute! Such a beautiful cat you've got!
A naked christmas tree is still a christmas tree, isn't it? -As long as Felix is happy!
Merry Christmas to you both!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

LOLOLOL! That is exactly what my cat wizzypoo used to do every year and also many times climb up too :)

happy ww!

Staci said...

Very cute! What beautiful pictures!! Merry Christmas!

Indrani said...

Lovely shots of Felix!
Merry Christmas to you!

The Bumbles said...

He is a sweet lump of furry love isn't he? Our tree is undecorated on the bottom too. I come home daily to lots of decorations left in the middle of the floor in front of the tree - often mixed in with the traditional kitty toys!

Will said...

Beautiful shots and a beautiful cat. What a face!

Happy WW and Merry Christmans. Thanks for your visit!

SandyCarlson said...

Felix is a beauty. And he is loved. Merry Christmas, friend.

sweet bay said...

Felix is so cute! Merry Christmas!

UTP said...

that hypnotized picture ... how did you do that? Merry christmas...

lisaschaos said...

Felix was totally cooperative for you! He looks good with Christmas balls. :)

lareine said...

To everybody: I hope you all had a great holiday season. And thank you very much for the visit. Felix also sends his warmest regards to all of you.

To Gattina: Felix would like to thank you for the invitation. He'll try to join the meme as soon as possible :)

To UTP: The effect was purely accidental:) I think it's the combination of the flash and the reflected light from the garland and Christmas ball.

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